Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blog Quote #490

Here's Blog Quote #490...
What makes greatness is starting something that lives-- after you."
-Ralph Sockman-

For me, it's always been can I leave the world a better place than it was when I came in? Sure I plan on leaving a memory or two with the lives of peopel I touch along the way.

In addition to that,what I strive for is for when I'm onto the next life--
if I can leave behind VALUE.

Might not be in the physical form, but lessons in character, integrity, honesty. Always trying to do the right thing. Be good to others. Help others. Less bad stuff. More good stuff. Less of Me and more about YOU.

Attending a funeral, I once heard a eulogy that seemed to sum things up quite TIDY. Live your life to help show and teach your children/ loved ones how to get into heaven.
Pretty good stuff there!

That's my view...
what say you?

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Blog Quote #489

Here's Blog Quote #489...
"One day, your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching."

This another of those to get you thinking--- are you LIVING life, or, are you mailing it in, and going through the motions?

I've often wondered why--- with such a cool world, and 82 zillion things to do, people to meet, and places to see, why someone would choose-- to not take a bite out of life, each and EVERY day.

Something to marinate over.

That's my view....what say you?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Heres Blog quote #488...
"I ve learned so much from my mistakes, I'm thinking of making a few more."
-Helen Diehl-


This should be required reading for every kid in every grammar school, high school and college, on the planet.
Read it once a month. Every month. Of every year.

Adults-- ok for you to heed this advice as well.

Mistakes are good. Assuming that we glean the lessons from them, and use it to our advantage to improve and get better.

End of class for today...

That's my view...what say you?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Blog Quote #487

Heres Blog Quote #487...
"Tell the negative committee that meets inside your head to sit down and shut up."
-Ann Bradford-

Kind of a humorous quote, yet it's so true. Tell me that all of us, at times, don't have way too many negative thoughts cruising around in our brains daily.

I read somewhere that we have about 60,000 thoughts a day. Wonder just how many of them are negative?

Now that we are aware of that, as well as that silly little committee, we know what to do with it. Only takes a second to CHANGE those thoughts--- from negative to positive.

That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Blog Quote #486

Here's Blog Quote #486...
"The person who is afraid to risk failure seldom has to face success."
-Coach John Wooden-

Ok-- we are on a roll here with the Coach.
Isn't this so true? Easy to stay in our comfort zone. Not do anything wild, out of the ordinary. Not risk some potential failure, disappointment, and of course, the critics. Sadly, the critics are usually in the stands, not risking anything either. Always simple to comment and find fault on the trials and tribulations of others.

But where is the fun in not trying something new? Something of a challenge. As the old saying goes.. "Don't be afraid to go out on a limb-- as that's where the fruit lies."

Always remember trying and failing-- 100% of the time-- trumps not trying and succeeding. For what has the non try-er succeeded at--other than Doing Nothing. The person who attempts is sure to learn something from the experience, and might just succeed. In actuality, with persistence, the tryer will very likely succeed. And what a wonderous feeling THAT is!

That's my view... what say you?

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Blog Quote #485

Heres Blog Quote #485...
"Dogs and people can come into your life as blessings or lessons. We learn things from both but honestly, dogs have taught me MUCH more about being a better person than people ever have."
-C. Goede-

At first, this might get met with much agreement -- due to the fact of the massive love for our 4 legged friends. But HOLD the fort. It's a darn strong statement!

I'm not quite sure about this, but...not, not sure either

What I am certain of is-- I HAVE DEFINITELY learned much from my 3 dogs over the years. What I'd pass along to anyone who would listen is... GET ONE.
Could be your best move--- EVER.

Come to think of it--can't think of anything bad they've taught me, and a laundry list of good. My fellow humans-- of course learning plenty good... but there's stuff I' d like to erase from the memory bank as well. Perhaps too much?

That's my view...what say you?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Blog Quote #484

Here's Blog Quote#484...
"Cleanliness, neatness, politeness, and good manners are all qualities that should be characteristic of those who are a great influence on young people, and you certainly qualify for that category. Be a good example."
-Coach John Wooden-

As simple as it can be stated, your example matters. Everyone looks up to someone, and someone looks up to you.

This goes beyond words. Actions matter big time as well. Actions need to be good ones. As St. Francis of Assisi once said "When necessary, use words."

Hey, for most of the formation years, we are all the kids have. So, yes it is a rather large responsibility. Like it or not, they are going to copy our actions, so let's make the duplication process something we can be proud of.

That's my view...what say you?

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Blog Quote #483

Here's Blog Quote #483...
"In most things success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed."

A brief quote that could have many interpretations. Oddly if most people knew how much hard work would be involved to succeed at what they set out to do, they'd likely never start.

Also ironic is the fact that whatever time line you plan on for success, add 1-3 years on top of your estimation.

With those stark comments stated, if one sets the mind up for success-- no matteer what( ie stick it out UNTIL it happens), then likely IT WILL HAPPEN.

So-- todays message: Plan for success, put in a nice extra buffer of time to succeed, and, be sure to stick with it. Finally, take the time to enjoy the fruits of the labor expended.

That's my view...what say you?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blog Quote #482

Here goes Blog Quote #482...
"Those who praise anything I do and anything I say, they are not my good friends. Those who, with honest opinion, tell me my faults and my mistakes, they are my good friends."

At first blush this may seem backward or contradictory. The key word in this quote here is HONEST.

Do we want positive, supporting friends? Yes. Do we want caring friends who back us and believe in us? Of course. But we also want honest friends who will be straight with us, not puff smoke at us, and tell us all is rosy and bright, when they truly don't believe that it is. That's where the honest part comes in.

Theres an old saying in business, that if all the partners agree on everything, than all the partners are not needed. Good friends are there for us in thick and thin, but they are also up front with us and tell us what we need to know.

As my Mom used to say-- "You can say anything to anyone-- as long as you say it-- in a polite manner." I believe that is the true meaning of constructive criticism. It's a good thing as it's meant to be helpful.

That's my view...what say you?

Friday, March 2, 2012

Quote #481

Here goes Quote Blog #481...
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?"
-Dr Seuss-

Thought it was fitting(no pun intended) on this grand birthday of Theodor Geisel, aka, the good Dr Seuss-- that we pluck one of his many dizzyfying quotes. Yeah we made that word up, but sounded good!

Can you get any better of a question than this one?
All you 'fit- in-ers' please take a moment to Google 'Dr Seuss quotes' and you are sure to find a plethora of amazing, intelligent and captivating quotes.

After all, we LOVE people who stand out.
Each and every one of us humans have the capabilities and potentials to do just that.

So we suggest now, today, this weekend--- enough of the blending in. Go a little nuts, start standing out and get after what you ve been thinking about getting after. Bet you have a blast doing it, too!

Thats my view...what say you?